Incident Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk XVIII TZ201,
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Date:Friday 9 January 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk XVIII
Owner/operator:28 Sqn RAF
Registration: TZ201
MSN: 6S 676536
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaya -   Malaysia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Tengah, Singapore
Destination airport:RAF Kuala Lumpur, West Malaya
TZ201: Spitfire FR. XVIII, MSN 6S 676236. Built by Vickers Armstrongs (Supermarine) at Aldermaston with Griffon G67 engine. To 33MU RAF Lyneham, Chippenham, Wiltshire 19-12-45. To 76MU RAF Wroughton, Wiltshire 1-2-46 for packing and crating for shipment overseas. Shipped on the SS 'Tarantia' 8-3-46, arriving India 30-3-46. To ACSEA (Air Command South East Asia) 11-4-46. To 28 Squadron, RAF Kuala Lumpur in April 1946, and then to RAF Tengah, Singapore in February 1947. 28 Squadron received Spitfire FR.18s in 1947, including TZ201

Written off 9-1-48: abandoned in flight after engine cut, pilot bailed out and aircraft crashed near Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaya. At 12,000 feet, the engine failed possibly due to a failure in the engine's ignition system. The pilot - Pilot Officer W I Hart - attempted to restart the engine, but without success, and therefore he opted to bail out, and parachuted safely to the ground. The very same pilot was involved in another accident at RAF Kai Tak, Hong Kong just ten days later, in Spitfire TP324 (see separate entry for Spitfire TP324)

Seremban (Negeri Sembilan Malay: Soghomban, Somban; Jawi: سرمبن) is a city in the Seremban District and the capital of the state of Negeri Sembilan in Peninsular Malaysia.


1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings p.361
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain 1985)
4. ORB 28 Sqn RAF for the period 1-10-1945 to 31-12-1950: National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 27/2405/25:
5. "RAF Write offs 1948": Air Britain Aeromilitaria No.1 1979:


Revision history:

22-Jan-2012 15:00 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type]
27-Apr-2013 20:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
27-Apr-2013 20:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
30-Apr-2013 16:37 Nepa Updated [Operator]
09-Jul-2014 08:13 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature]
05-Apr-2015 10:57 ABBA Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature]
17-Apr-2015 08:55 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
08-May-2015 19:23 Angel dot comma Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
01-Sep-2023 02:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [[Aircraft type, Operator]]

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